Shepard saluted Garrus formally, and then, after so many sleepless nights of wondering, of worrying whether he was still alive or not, threw her arms around him in a big hug. The newcomers all stared, wondering what the occasion was for displaying so much raw emotion, but Liara smiled knowingly. "An old comrade," she murmured to the others.
"I--I thought you might be dead..." stammered the Admiral, but she quickly second-guessed herself. "Knowing you, however, I suppose I should have known better!"
"Excuse me," said a male voice near them, belonging to a man smoking a cigarette, "but who the hell are you, and how do you know Garrus?" Wrinkling his nose, he added, "And what's that smell? Did you accidentally forget to decontaminate before venturing here?"